The City of Naga, Cebu through the City Health Office (Dental Section) and City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) gathered daycare pupils to attend/participate in the Children’s Dental Congress with the theme, “Ngisi Akong Garbo Alang sa mga Kabataan” last August 31, 2016, held at Enan Chiong Activity Center (ECAC), as part of the 9thCharter Day Celebration. It is a Comprehensive Oral Health Program,in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive Philippines Inc. that aims to implement Fluoride Varnish Application to preschoolers, to reduce prevalence of dental caries. It is a preventive measure wherein primary dentition is preserved prior to permanent tooth eruption.
Participants coming from 12 Daycare Centers with a total of 847 Children attended the Event. They were assessed and assisted by their Daycare Teachers through their Individual Patient’s Oral Exam Record. In this Congress the Fluoride Varnish Application was done by our Provincial Dentists and Dentist Deployment volunteers headed by our City Dentist, Dr. Ethel Uy. Dental kits were distributed and Dental Health Education given to mothers as part of the activity.
Kudos to our Dental Staff, Barangay midwives and Nurse Deployment Project Volunteers (NDP), the program was a success.
Finally, to end the activity, Mayor, Atty. Kristine Vanessa Chiong delivered her inspiring message wherein she values good dental health of our preschoolers to keep the City of Naga smiling.
There will be a quarterly application for our preschoolers and then monitor their dental status.
KEEP THE CITY OF NAGA SMILING.
(Jeff Kevin G. Navales/Aladin A. de Gracia)